|Born||September 20, 1993|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Mezzocorona, Trentino, Italy|
|Team||Stabile Fight Team (Italy)|
Jackson-Wink MMA (US)
|Teacher(s)||Filippo Stabile (BJJ) |
Rafael Cordeiro (striking)
Corey Beasley (S&C)
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Filippo Stabile|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Marvin Vettori (born September 20, 1993) is an Italian mixed martial artist. He is a former Venator Fighting Championship welterweight champion and he is currently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he competes in the Middleweight division.
Vettori was born in Trento, Italy. He was into martial arts when he was young where was inspired to train MMA after watching fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's fights at PRIDE on TV when he was sixteen.
When he started out training MMA in Italy, Vettori went to six different gyms to get all the skills and training he needed, as in Italy, at that time, the sport was still growing and a proper MMA gym was hard to find. He moved to London for two years to train MMA and later moved to United States to train at Kings MMA.
Vettori trains six days per week and his typical training day would split into two sessions, one in the morning and one in the evening. He starts out his training at 10am to train on his striking technique with his coach, Rafael Cordeiro, for an hour, follow by wrestling drills and cage work with the help of Mark Muñoz. The second session would be in the evening to work on either the conditioning or BJJ training which usually would end at 10pm.
Mixed martial arts career
Vettori fought in the European circuit and amassed a record of 10-2 prior joining the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Vettori next faced Antônio Carlos Júnior at UFC 207 on December 30, 2016. Both Vettori and Carlos Júnior committed eyepokes and received a warning each from the referee but no point was deducted. The fight lasted three rounds and Vettori lost via unanimous decision, with 29-28 scores across the board.
On April 23, 2019, it was reported that Vettori was suspended for 6 months for tested positive for ostarine, from contaminated dietary supplement, from an out-of-competition test conducted on August 24, 2018. He became eligible to fight again on February 24, 2019.
After the fight with Ferreira, Vettori signed a new contract with the UFC and is scheduled to face Andrew Sanchez on September 14, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 16, replacing injured David Branch. However, it was reported that Sanchez was forced to pull from the event due to an eye infection, resulting the cancellation of the bout. In turn, the pairing was left intact and eventually took place a month later at UFC on ESPN+ 19. Vettori won the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Venator Fighting Championship
- Won the Venator Fighting Championship weltherweight title (One time) vs. Daniele Scatizzi
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||14 wins||4 losses|
|Win||14–4–1||Andrew Sanchez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson||October 12, 2019||3||5:00||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Win||13–4–1||Cezar Ferreira||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd||July 13, 2019||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Loss||12–4–1||Israel Adesanya||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje||April 14, 2018||3||5:00||Glendale, Arizona, United States|
|Draw||12–3–1||Omari Akhmedov||Draw (majority)||UFC 219||December 30, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12–3||Vitor Miranda||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee||June 25, 2017||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Antônio Carlos Júnior||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 207||December 30, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–2||Alberto Uda||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 202||August 20, 2016||1||4:30||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–2||Igor Araújo||Submission (guillotine choke)||Venator FC 3||May 21, 2016||1||4:30||Milan, Italy||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||9–2||Jack Mason||KO (knee and punches)||Venator FC 2||December 12, 2015||1||1:46||Rimini, Italy||Originally for the Venator Welterweight Championship; Vettori missed weight.|
|Win||8–2||Daniele Scatizzi||Decision (unanimous)||Venator FC 1||May 30, 2015||3||5:00||Bologna, Italy||Won the Venator FC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||7–2||Giorgio Pietrini||Submission (guillotine choke)||Venator FC: Guerrieri Italiani Semifinals||March 29, 2015||1||2:18||Bologna, Italy|
|Win||6–2||Anderson da Silva Santos||TKO (punches and elbows)||Venator FC: Guerrieri Italiani Quarterfinals||January 25, 2015||1||1:07||Bologna, Italy|
|Loss||5–2||Bill Beaumont||Decision (unanimous)||UCMMA 40||September 6, 2014||3||5:00||London, England||For the vacant UCMMA Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||5–1||Giorgio Pietrini||Submission (toe-hold)||Impera FC 3||June 13, 2014||1||3:14||Rome, Italy|
|Win||4–1||Radovan Uskrt||Submission (triangle choke)||European MMA League 1||February 8, 2014||1||1:49||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Win||3–1||Luca Ronchetti||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Impera FC 2||December 14, 2013||1||4;07||Rome, Italy|
|Win||2–1||Matt Robinson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCMMA 37||November 30, 2013||1||3:30||London, England|
|Win||1–1||Tom Richards||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCMMA 35||August 3, 2013||1||1:31||London, England|
|Loss||0–1||Alessandro Grandis||Decision (unanimous)||New Generation Tournament 6||July 21, 2012||2||5:00||Seveso, Italy|
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